Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Smart as a Whip, She is!

"Reducing taxes has to be accompanied by tax reductions."

Don't Use Facts, Use Threats!

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

This Just In Plus 24

Contrary to the pundocracy's acclaimations of "Masterful,""Gamechanging," and "Momentum Stealing" (see Palin/miserable failure) McCutandRun's "Time Out" whine has resulted in scenes like this:

Kudos to DL for taking the lipstick off the pig.

Highlight to be found @ 6:35 mark, but 'tis all good.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This Just In

McCain Suspending Campaign Because Of Financial Crisis

"Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me."

When everything else fails, just quit campaigning.
Talk about CUT AND RUN! Who knew the P in POW stood for PUSSY(cat)?

Every Four Years

I find myself having to post this:

Heinlein circa 1953 writes the following in the afterword to "Revolt in 2100" (which dealt with the 2nd American Revolution -masons, again-liberating the US from the theocratic state it had become in the early 2000's under Nehemiah Scudder, a tele-evangelist turned politician:

"As for the second notion, the idea that we could lose our freedom by succumbing to a wave of religious hysteria, I am sorry to say that I consider it possible. I hope that it is not probable. But there is a latent deep strain of religious fanaticism in this, our culture. It is rooted in our history and has broken out many times in the past. It is with us now; there has been a sharp rise in strongly evangelical sects in the country in recent years, some of which hold beliefs theocratic in the extreme, anti- intellectual, anti-scientific, and anti-libertarian."

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. . . . The custodians of the True Faith cannot logically admit tolerance of heresy to be a virtue."

". . . Could any one sect obtain a working majority at the polls and take over the country? Perhaps not -- but a combination of the dynamic evangelist, television, enough money, and modern techniques of advertising and propaganda might make Billy Sunday's efforts look like a corner store compared to Sears Roebuck. Throw in a depression for good measure, promise a material heaven here on earth, add a dash of anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, Anti-Negroism, and a good large dose of anti- furriners' in general and anti-intellectuals here at home and the result might be something quite frightening -- particularly when one recalls that our voting system is such that a minority distributed as pluralities in enough states can constitute a working majority in Washington."

". . . Impossible? Remember the Klan in the Twenties and how far it got without even a dynamic leader. . . The capacity of the human mind for swallowing nonsense and spewing it forth in violent and repressive action has never yet been plumbed."

Just cause they're far right libertarians, don't mean they can't be right.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

They Keep Doing It

Newspapers Deliver Millions of 'Terror' DVDs to Subscribers -- In 'Swing States'

Because you keep falling for it...

More here:
Muslim group seeks probe of 'radical Islam' DVD
and here:
Who Is Funding Distribution Of DVDs About Radical Islam In Campaign Home Stretch?

There's Still Time

FBI probing Fannie, Freddie, Lehman, AIG: report

To add that ol' retroactive immunity to the bailout bill...

Name Your Children Well

Evidently, I am ticking time bomb...

There I am, catching up on the latest Bigfoot posts @ Cryptomundo, when my day is ruined by this charming little factoid:

As has been noted by various Fortean researchers, for some strange reason many violent criminals share the middle name “Wayne.”

Chuck Shepherd, the creator of “News of the Weird,” is perhaps the major source of a detailed database on this phenomenon.